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-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the white house will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's role in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> new today gays and lesbians can openly enlist and serve in the united states military for the first time in history. after months of preparations, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell took place overnight. the policy officially ended at 12:01 this morning. to celebrate, gay rights activists gathered in northwest washington for a new year's eve style countdown. meanwhile, one u.s. navy officer lieutenant gary ross celebrated by marrying his longtime partner in vermont at midnight. ross says he plans to have a full career in the military. >> it is now 6:07. 64 degrees. labored breathing ]
for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political challenge from the republican presidential front-runner, texas governor rick perry, who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> and we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left iran's radical regime emboldened. >> to date, we have fum
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins with us more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama and the u.s. seem determined to convince him that the united nations is not the place to deal with this issue during his speech to the general assembly yesterday president obama said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the u.n. the security council is set to consider tomorrow the palestinian's request for full membership. he met with mahmoud abbas yesterday and also with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama said we are committed to israel's security and the commitment is unbreakable, but there's another option here. they may put off a decision tomorrow on full membership or as the french suggested, they could upgrade the palestinians from observant status to non-member status. bottom line, they have work
: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist who was jailed in 2004, says the timing of this release is hardly a coincide. >> if you release them, it shows the case was political from the beginning, it shows the judiciary has been under deemed for itself and they wanted intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: some speculated the iranian president may even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as a more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> police in argentina are blaming a bus driver for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the oncoming train but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, including the bus dri
at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
the united nations general assembly. bauer and fattal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state of oman. that's what happened when a third american hiker, sarah shourd, was set free last year. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's family say they are super excited for the release but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina kraus, cbs news. >>> meanwhile, president obama spoke before the united nations expressing his opposition to the push for the palestinian statehood. mr. obama is trying to convince palestinian president mahmoud abbas to drop the recent push in the u.n. for an independent state. the president explained he would prefer direct negotiation to resolve the long-standing battle. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades. peace is hard work. ultimately, it's the israelis and palestinians not us that must reach agreement on the issues. >> while world leaders met in new york, minor clashes erupted between israelis and palestinians in the west beige. the white house w
was here for the united nations general assembly. at the same time, clinton was presiding over his clinton global initiative. i sat down with him for a wide-ranging interview and i asked him about a controversial remark by one of his former top cam taken advisors. james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time. he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just seeing what is happening on special election here in new york city. you think carville is right? >> no. i think that, first, it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did now when we just announced at the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and pension fans and allies are doing what the banking system should be doing. they're out there -- they are funding major building retro fits. they're going to put thousands and thousands of people to work. and that's what i think we should do. >> you're talking about pittsburgh and san di
her speech at the united nations general assembly in new york and she is going to say in this speech that pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and is going to say that pakistan has a firm determination not to allow terrorists to operate on pakistani territory. in the meantime the pakistani prime minister issued another warning again today to the united states not to take unilateral military action on pakistani land. listen. >> we are a sovereign country. how can they come in and raid our country? >>jonathan: that has fallen on deaf ears, with u.s. missiles hitting militant strongholds in northern area of pakistan today. >>shepard: pentagon officials have been openly critical of pakistan but, now, they are toning it down. >>jonathan: the pentagon has been openly critical accusing them of having direct ties with the terrorist network in afghanistan, but, today, state department officials dialed back on that a bit again talking about cooperation between the u.s. and pakistan. listen. >> we believe that we can strengthen our cooperation together and we can work toge
the united nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state, while the president blocked theired bid statehood. >> absolutely will be covering that all morning. bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. >> where there's a will, there's a way. >> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> whether afghanistan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process. from kabul. >> rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. he did deliver a message, just not the one that rabbani expected. he put his aid right on rabbani's chest and blew up his bomb. afghan has been trying to convince taliban to leave the battlefield. rabbani led that effort with another who was also seriously injured. i met with him last year. >> you have to work with the community, those who want to lay down their weapon
in protecting heads of state at the annual united nations general assembly in new york city during a period of time we may be looking at a relatively significant international event if in fact there's a movement forward by the palestinian organization to seek international recognition. the success of the secret service depends upon the constant and unrelenting support of the entire intelligence community with positive relationships in state and local agencies. i believe it is a model for the entire department developing relationships with state and local agencies in leveraging the rest of the intelligence community. i am going to ask adams's consent for a letter from the federal law enforcement office association that i would like to insert into the record in support of that effort. without objection so ordered. so before i begin i would like to note as well this past weekend was the anniversary as we all know, many of us attended numerous events of the tragic events of 9/11 including the attacks on the world trade center where the new york field office of the secret service was located. sa
nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state. will the president blocked their bid for statehood? >> big story there. absolutely, we'll be covering that all morning. >>> and bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. if this man can do what he does, we should all be climbing mt. everest. >> it's trite, but where there's a will, there's a way. this guy is living proof. >>> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> deadly questions about whether afghan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process from kabul. >> reporter: burhanuddin rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. while at home he thought he was meeting a man with a message directly from taliban leaders. the message was so important he was escorted in without security checks. he did deliver a message, just not the on
this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly, knowing he's going to be asked about this a lot, it's an embarrassment. he clearly wanted it cleared before that happened, and it does seem to be a sign of tension between the two branches of government. that's not uncommon in the iranian system. jenna: it'll be interesting to to see how this plays out. ahmadinejad speaks on thursday, one report i read today is that he's trying to appeal to the moderate middle class in iran which will be an interesting pattern if if that is, indeed, the case. jerry, nice to have you and such interesting perspective. thank you for sharing that story with us. >> happy to be with you. jon: some breaking news out of germany and a chain reaction tragedy. a major train collision with many people hurt. a nearby car accident may be to blame. >>> plus, senator lindsey graham joining us to talk about the president eat trillion dollar deficit plan. the senator says the president's tax hike will be, quote, dead on arrival, on capitol hill. we'll talk to him just ahead. accept it. you can't change th
performance the the united nations general assembly last week when their president, mahmoud ama ahmadinejad, most of the members of the general assembly walked out on him and there was a report monday, the united states, the obama administration, has sold bunker bombs to israel, so that is one of the reasons we may be seeing this sort of renewed threat that rand pronouncements about their navy. jon: quickly, how close are they expected to get? >> reporter: they would be in international waters. again, it's not clear that they could refuel and actually make it to the atlantic ocean. but they are -- they could make it -- let's say they refueled witthe help of venezuela, that is one possibility. but it's a remote one at best. jon: jennifer griffin at the pentagon for us, thanks. jenna: right now the florida straw poll surprise winner herman cain getting a look if vote -- from voters, the centerpiece of the republicans' campaign is his so-called 999 plan, on taxes. >> and pass the 9 percent business flat tax, 9 percent personal income tax, and a 9 percent national sales tax jenna: can this work
nations general assembly later today. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you. joining is shane bauer's brother-in-law, nate lindstrom. he joins us here this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife nicole via skype a bit ago. what is she saying about the reunion? >> she was still pretty much speechless. she was very very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody is really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion. what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal the last two years to see it unfold on television and to see those images? >> when i finally saw the plane land that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> boy i don't know. it's something
had a strong showing in several national polls has just 8% support. >>> up at the united nations, president obama addressed the general assembly. he also met with palestinian president mahmoud abbas last night but he is rejecting president obama's call to delay his call for recognition of an independent palestine. president obama said it should come through negotiations between the palestinians and israelis. >> ultimately, it is the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them on borders and on security, on refugees and jerusalem. >> in addition to meeting with abbas president obama also sat down with israel's prime minister last night. there were protests outside the u.n. in new york and in the middle east yesterday. >>> coming up next, new number prove what so many drivers see around here every day. we have the longest commute in the nation. >> we are checking in with tony for your full forecast when fox 5 morning news continues. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ from ethan allen come new expressions of our e
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
) >> as iranian president ahmadnejad returns to new york for the united nations general assembly. the world wants to know how closely that company is developing a nuclear weapon. >> dave: tonight, fox news takes a closer look at the evidence in the fox news reporting, iran's nuclear secrets. >> good morning, eric. what can we expect from this? >> the question is how are they to go it, how is iran billed ago nuclear bond. you can't get this stuff at wal-mart. we decide today investigate how they're trying to do this. you do it in several ways, companies around the globe, shell companies that procure the material. and you get a widget, that could be made for one thing, but you really can use it in the nuclear cycle and that's what they do. and have the scientists to cooperate and a vast network revealed about this. of course, the iranians said they he don't want a nuclear bomb and it's only for energy to produce electricity and the evidence shows otherwise and talked to ambassador last year when he was here in new york for the u.n. and he was coming back last week and this is what he told me when i
leader at the united nations last night. the president addressed the general assembly saying negotiations with israel will lead to a peaceful settlement palestinians are going ahead for their push for un membership tomorrow. >> developing news from capitol hill where there has been a surprised defeat of a bill to keep the government running past next friday. democrats and 50 tea party republicans oppose major parts to have bill that dealt with disaster aid and spending cuts, gop hard liners were upset it dealt with disaster money without making cuts elsewhere. despite predictions fema will run out of money in the next few days, democrats don't like $1.5 billion in a government loan program that help make fuel efficient vehicles. >> central bank is using a $400 billion plan to stimulate the economy called operation twist last used in the early 1960s involved selling short term securities to buy long term treasury the move is supposed to lower long term interest rates but critics sea rates are already low and operation -- kittings say rates are already low and operation twist will only incr
to throw some fuel into the fire here. for an already tense session at the united nations, the general assembly is trying to deal with the palestinian authority's intention of putting in a request for u.n. membership. that would essentially force the world to recognize palestinian statehood without any direct negotiations between the palestinian authority and israel and it's a very dangerous slope as far as president obama is concerned. he spent his time at the podium urging the palestinian authority not to do that. but at this point, there's no indication that they are not going to go forward. the u.s., of course, has that option of vetoing the request outright. it would put an end to it. there's concern that the u.s. does that, there could be a backlash of violence in the middle east so a very precarious situation today. and mahmoud ahmadinejad's arrival here at the u.n. to speak is not putting anyone at ease. that's the latest from here at the u.n. let's take it back to you guys. >> all right, thank you very much for the live report from the east side of manhattan. >> now to the oth
that is front and center the syrian representative addressing the general assembly. than then >>jonathan: very interesting and it was not president assad deciding not to come to the united nations leaving the country at the moment would be difficult for him at it is in the grip of so much violence. the foreign minister instead addressed the general assembly today and he put the blame for all the violence on foreign intervention as he called it. listen. >> syria exercises its responsibility to protect its citizens. it has acted to guarantee the safety and stability and vigilance against the danger of foreign intervention that assumed a different form with every passing day and challenging it does not mean underestimating popular. >>jonathan: the united nations have said that syrian security forces have killed some 2,700 citizens in the last few months. trace? >>trace: thank you, jonathan from new york. vanderbilt university threatening to shut down some religious groups on campus if they don't follow the school's nondiscrimination policy. that means the groups must allow people different faiths
before. there's an important week coming up, the general assembly for the united nations. talk us through why next week is so important and why we should be focused on what's happening specifically with our ally israel. >> well, this is the week when all the heads of state and government come 20 a-- come to address the general assembly, president obama will speak on wednesday. it's going to be a bad week for israel. number one, we've got the so-called durbay-3 conference which will reamp the declaration reached in durbin, south africa that says israel is a racist state and therefore illegitimate and the palestinians apparently defying the obama administration's wish, they're going to press their resolution, whether in the general assembly or the security council to have palestine quote unquote declared a state and if they run there that through the general assembly they will prevail. so it's a lot of efforts at the political level, at the u.n., to isolate israel, to make life very difficult for it, combined with the strategic uncertainty militarily and politically in the region. i think i
the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> a bus driver is being blamed for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the nonk plane but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, including the bus driver, were killed. and more than 200 injured. >>> a final report on last year's bp oil spill may be released today, but some details are leaking out and they don't look good for bp. after the deep raurt horizon rig sp exploded nearly 5 billion barrels of oil spilled into the gulf. bp didn't reveal it to investigators for up to a year. >>> and the gulf coast is still suffering the effects of that oil spill. tropical storm lee stirred up tar balls that are still washing up on beaches in louisiana and alaba
. the united nations says there is a public health emergency in show motion. next week, the u.n. general assembly will take its first major look at cancer, diabetes, heart and did you think lung disease. >>> getting an exercise plan custom made for you can be more affordable than you think. check out our current my fox half off deal. body dynamics offering a $175 session for half off. they provide with you a personalized exercise program. full like more information, log onto myfoxdc.com. you will fine the deal on right side of the home page. >>> we have a warning about cantaloupe. an outbreak of bacteria lysteria has been reported in sick states, colorado, new mexico, texas, indiana, nebraska and oklahoma. now, four of those cases were considered deadly. health officials believe it is linked to cantaloupes from the rocky ford region of colorado. this is a serious infection with symptoms including fief are a stiff neck and convulsions. older adults, pregnant women, new porns and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk. the cdc is advising everyone in these groups to avoid eati
.s. and 30 nations storming out of the general assembly. now ahmadinejad is saying time has not run out for the u.s. and iran to repair their relationship. as for the freed american hikers he said it is important that they are back with their families. >>> white house gatecrashers tareq and michaele salahi have been tabloid fodder for days with many crying out publicity stunt. tareq sat down today with matt in an attempt to set the record straight on his personal and public heartbreak. >> would i take her back? you know, i'm a forgiving person. i love her. there is no question. but i don't think i could. >> have you spoken to her? >> she's very cold. >> so you have? >> i twitted her, the dog's dying right now. the manager called, she doesn't want to speak to you. she's just a different woman. this is not the woman any of us know. she destroyed our relationship just because she wanted, in my view, more money, more fame. she wanted to go more to the a celeity, if you will. but it's an '80s band. she's acting like a 16-year-old, you know, jumping on a tour bus from the '80s. this is not th
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